MP CM Sisodia’s PA home in Delhi raided by ED, he links it to the election

The Law Enforcement (ED) Directorate carried out raids at four locations on Saturday, including the home of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s personal assistant (PA), as part of an alleged probe into the money laundering she had launched on the Delhi government’s now abandoned excise policy.

On Saturday afternoon, Sisodia tweeted: “They raided my house filing a fake FIR, searched bank records, also went to my village, but found nothing against me. Today they found nothing in ED’s raid at my PA, so now they’ve arrested him and taken him away. BJP people! So much fear of losing the elections.

ED sources said Sisodia’s AP was pulled over for questioning. “We have searched his home and will question him in connection with the alleged destruction of evidence. We haven’t arrested him so far,” a source said.

The ED case, filed in September, is based on a CBI FIR filed in August. The CBI had booked Sisodia, three excise department officials and several vendors and distributors among the 15 defendants it had charged in its FIR.

The CBI FIR had said, “Praveen Kumar Rai, Director, MHA…has conveyed the instructions of the competent authority to investigate the matter of irregularities in the development and implementation of the excise policy of GNCTD Delhi for the year 2021-22 by the Central Bureau of Investigation. He also forwarded a letter from LG Vinai Kumar Saxena alleging irregularities in the development and implementation of the excise policy.

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